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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi,
I have problem drinking milk.I feel very uneasy after having milk,and my belly swells after having it.
I thought it to be lactose intolerance and tried Soya Milk that was lactose free,but it didnot help.
Also I feel that my butts start expanding if I take milk.
I have problem of Liver since long time and I have quit eating Ghee,Cheese and all these stuff long time back,But I never had problem with Milk.                                                  
Doctor :   Hello.
User :   Hi
Doctor :   Let me read your query.
User :   sure,thanks
Doctor :   Give me your age, gender, height and weight.
User :   25,Male,5ft10inches , 63Kg
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Since when are you facing this problem?
User :   since last 2-3 years
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   I rarely have milk because of this problem
Doctor :   Since when are drinking milk?
User :   since childhood
Doctor :   Then i don't think it is lactose intolerance.
User :   The difference is when I was at home I used to drink buffalows milk....but now I am driniking packet milk
Doctor :   If it was due to that, then you would have experienced earlier.
User :   so what could be the problem
User :   and what can I do
Doctor :   Are staying way from your home?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do you boil milk before consumption?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   How long after drinking milk do you get these symptoms?
User :   after 15-20 mins
User :   till a few hours
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Can explain in detail about the symptoms?
User :   I feel a lot of heat inside stomach and then I feel like vomiting
User :   my belly swells
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you have diarrhea after milk consumption?
User :   I don't know
User :   never consulted any doctor for that
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Is it only after milk or any time else also?
User :   After milk only
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Do you drink hot or cold milk?
User :   generally hot milk
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Hot milk can cause gastric irritation.
User :   but feel same even after cold milk...though I don't feel hot inside stomach because it is cold
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   Even I face problem in loo next day.....
Doctor :   Do you have same problem with curd, butter milk,etc
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   problem in loo?
User :   my stomach doesn't clear
User :   nothing comes out
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   2 mins left...does it sound like a genuine problem you have come across earlier...any suggestion
Doctor :   Any other foods causes such symptoms?
User :   nope
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Milk contains lots of carbohydrate, rich in calcium,
Doctor :   Some people find difficult to digest it.
Doctor :   You said you have liver problem. can you explain?
Doctor :   Are you back?
User :   hi
User :   Yes,I am not able to digest heavy food
User :   like Cheese,Ghee etc
User :   Butter etc
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   SO I don't consume them since many years
User :   but problem with Milk is new
Doctor :   Do you have pain over the liver?
User :   no...don't feel pain
User :   the kind of felling whwn I have butter ,cheese etc is different from what I have after milk
Doctor :   Can you explain in detail about the symptoms you have after eating heavy foods?
User :   I feel pain near my chest
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   in the middle of chest
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   towards my throat
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Do you get it only after eating milk products?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Then you have to consult a gastroenterologist for that.
Doctor :   It could be lactose intolerance.
Doctor :   Did you follow what i have said?
User :   yes
User :   any alternative to milk to get the nutrition
Doctor :   Are you vegetarian or non veg?
User :   veg
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Do you take egg?
User :   yes
User :   sometimes....
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   around once in a week
Doctor :   Then you can take only the white part once every day.
User :   you mean the white part after boling?
Doctor :   Yes.
Doctor :  
But you have get checked with a gastroenterologist.
Doctor :   As it could be due to some other disease of the gastro intestinal tract.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is there any thing else?
User :   I think that is all......
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Thanks a lot....
Doctor :   Please fill the feed back form.
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